Scuba Diving Near Tulum

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In Tulum, all of the rivers are underground.  This makes this the perfect location for a specialized type of diving called cenote diving.  Although drift diving is a possibility here, many people travel to this destination specifically for the cenotes, which most of the dive centers in the area specialize in.

There are 7 dive operators, a variety of dive shops, and at least 9 interesting dive sites to choose from.

Dive Operators and Shops


The dive shops available are listed below.

Dive Shops Near Tulum
Name Phone Location
Acuatic Tulum (984) 106-9186 Central Tulum
Kay Op Dive Shop -- 0.3 mi. West-Southwest of Central Tulum
MexiDivers (984) 807-8805 2.7 mi. South-Southeast of Central Tulum
Texas Embassy Dive Center -- Central Tulum
Xibalba Dive Shop -- Central Tulum

If you're looking forward to diving, you should consider Scuba Tulum. Specializing in cenote diving, this center offers PADI training and daily dives that take no more than four guests out for an excursion at a time. They are found in the heart of Tulum.

A second option is Dive Tulum Main. With 20 years of experience, Dive Tulum offers a team of highly trained professional divers who specialize in cave diving but can work with visitors at all levels of training to create the perfect scuba package for your needs. You can call them at (984) 876-2367.

Still another option is Blue Experience. The center has selected a total of 18 different sites in the area that they frequent, ranging from 30 to 100 feet deep so no matter what you're skill level, they are able to accommodate your dive needs. They're found in the heart of Tulum.

You can look through this table to learn more about dive service operators.

Dive Operators Near Tulum
Name Phone Location
Aktun Dive Center -- Central Tulum
Blue Experience (984) 116-3185 Central Tulum
Dive Tulum Main (984) 876-2367 Central Tulum
Easy Chango Dive Shop -- Central Tulum
Halocline Dive Shop -- Central Tulum
Lucky Fish -- 5.7 mi. Northeast of Central Tulum
Scuba Tulum -- Central Tulum

Dive Services

Take a moment to read the table below for an indication of what typical dive services cost in this area.

Dive Services
Offering Type Low Rate High Rate
Discover Scuba $ 85.0 $ 100.0
Double Tank Dive $ 95.0 $ 135.0
Night Dive $ 80.0 $ 110.0
Open Water Certification $ 375.0 $ 450.0
Single Tank Dive $ 65.0 $ 85.0

Dive Sites

You can look at the following chart for some information concerning some of the area's major dive sites.

Dive Sites Near Tulum
Name Quality Experience Max Depth Latitude Longitude
Cenote Angelita -- -- -- 20.1626053786 -87.5538253784
Cenote Calavera Good -- 35.1 20.2292333333 -87.4573166667
Cenote Carwash Good Open Water / CMAS * 29.9 20.2741333333 -87.4862166667
Cenote Dos Ojos Very Good Open Water / CMAS * 45.9 20.3250920684 -87.3907196997
Cenote Dreamgate -- -- -- 20.2041721473 -87.4843025208
Cenote Manatí Good -- 32.8 20.2664666667 -87.3912666667
Gran Cenote Good Open Water / CMAS * 49.2 20.2464666667 -87.4640333333
La Inglacia Very Good -- 49.9 20.3742833333 -87.3199666667
The pit Good Advanced Open Water / CMAS ** 183.7 20.3447833333 -87.4217333333

To learn more about diving, including useful tips and suggestions for both "old pros" and beginners, check out our detailed Caribbean diving page.


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